winter garden?

October 13, 2008 at 2:39 pm (domestic life, garden) ()

After hearing about my mom’s winter garden — it occurred to me that it would be possible to do a winter garden here in NoCal. Of course, I am getting conflicting information. Some say it is too late , some say I still have time. I think the ones that want me to plant peas in August are crazy. It is way too hot and dry for peas in August/ September. This year’s cold snap that is hitting us now — not usual. ( ok today it started warming up ) . But someplace else said it is the amount of light during the day that is the issue. Confusing. Not sure there will be a winter garden this year,but maybe next year.


  1. Susan said,

    Why not try a big pot of sweet peas or snow peas? Easy to protect them if needed and they grow really fast. Lots of gardening books don’t work for our microclimate and August is way too hot here to plant some of the fall/winter plants. I have broccoli, a variety of lettuce, snow peas, sweet peas, onions and carrots. I planted about a week and half ago.

  2. DM said,

    I find you have to try to see what works for where you live. If you use pots you can move them to where the sun is, as it moves every month or so.

  3. egb63 said,

    the side yard is very sheltered and very sunny …..

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